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The 15 Best African Restaurants Near Alexandria

Updated: August 22, 2022

Have you visited these African venues in Alexandria? Go for their piri piri chicken and Kunāfah - you won’t regret it! We analyzed the top review sites with millions of diner and expert reviews to find Alexandria’s top African spots. Sit down and feast on Jollof Rice while sipping on Amarula liquor at these Alexandria venues.

Find the perfect African restaurant

Caffe Utopia

Ethiopian, AlexandriaEthiopianAlexandria, Potomac West
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Sora Ethiopian Market

African, $$, AlexandriaAfrican, $$Alexandria, Landmark-Van Dom
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Hawwi Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, AlexandriaAfrican, $$Alexandria, Braddock Road Metro
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Enat Restaurant

African, $$, AlexandriaAfrican, $$Alexandria
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Meda Market & Restaurant

Vietnamese, $, AlexandriaVietnamese, $Alexandria, Landmark-Van Dom
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cafe Aurora

African, $, AlexandriaAfrican, $Alexandria, Landmark-Van Dom
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Tanger Kabob House Cafe

Middle Eastern, $$, AlexandriaMiddle Eastern, $$Alexandria
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Calabash African Cuisine & Bar

African, $$, AlexandriaAfrican, $$Alexandria, Landmark-Van Dom
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, AlexandriaAfrican, $$Alexandria, Landmark-Van Dom
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Rahama Restaurant & Catering

African, $$, AlexandriaAfrican, $$Alexandria
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Nyame Ye African and Caribbean Restaurant

African, $, AlexandriaAfrican, $Alexandria
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Greens N Teff

African, $$, ArlingtonAfrican, $$Arlington, Arlington Heights
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Fettoosh

Moroccan, $, ArlingtonMoroccan, $Arlington, Bluemont
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

King Of Koshary

Egyptian, $, ArlingtonEgyptian, $Arlington, Bluemont
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Enjera Restaurant

African, $$, ArlingtonAfrican, $$Arlington, Aurora Highlands
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best African restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 518 lists and articles from top sources like , 16302 Alexandria restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. For example, we considered as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

The highest-rated African restaurants for delivery in Alexandria are Caffe Utopia, Hawwi Ethiopian Restaurant, and Enat Restaurant.

Caffe Utopia, Sora Ethiopian Market, and Hawwi Ethiopian Restaurant are some of the highest-rated late-night African spots in Alexandria.

Caffe Utopia, Sora Ethiopian Market, and Hawwi Ethiopian Restaurant are vegetarian-friendly African restaurants in Alexandria.

Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant is the highest-rated African restaurant for a date night in Alexandria.

Caffe Utopia and Hawwi Ethiopian Restaurant are the highest-rated vegan-friendly African restaurants in Alexandria.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney with Sauvignon Blanc

    For an elevated experience, pair your seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney with Sauvignon Blanc. This combination works particularly well because this white wine highlights the flavour of the wine.


  • Chardonnay and hake and shellfish


    Try coupling hake and shellfish with a white wine like hake and shellfish to balance its rich flavours.

  • Pair Grenache with ewa agoyin

    When considering what goes best with ewa agoyin, we recommend a glass of Grenache, it truly complements the dish as it complements the sweetness of the ewa with the fruity wine.


Interesting facts

  • What Morocco drinks

    did you know that they make tea by unique brewing technique? We learn something new everyday!

  • The first ever Arabica coffee

    Arabica coffee has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from Ethiopia. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

  • The best day for barbeque

    If you have a soft spot for barbeque, you’ll appreciate National Barbeque Day, a The United States tradition every year on July4.

Parking tips

Parking can be tough around Alexandria To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen African spot.

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